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N. Korean Company Which Developed Glocom Did Not Sell Its System In M'sia

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KULAI: The North Korean company which developed Glocom, a military communications system, had failed to sell its system in the country said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The Inspector-General of Police said Glocom was the name of the product developed by North Korea, not the company.

He said the telecommunications system was marketed by International Global System Sdn Bhd, which was set up in 2005 in Malaysia.

He said its directors comprised North Koreans and some Malaysians.

The company was closed in early 2012, and was later relaunched by the same directors as International Golden Services Sdn Bhd in the middle of the same year.

The company listed its nature of business as information technology and telecommunication technology products as well as solutions providers.

"The company also took part in the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2012, 2014 and 2016," Khalid said to reporters after attending the Central Criminal Intelligent Unit workshop here today.

He said investigations into the company showed no transaction records so far.

"The company planned to close in 2014 but failed to get approval from the North Korean director. Finally, the company wound up March this year after Jong-Nam's murder.

"The company did not sell any weapons as claimed on social media," Khalid said.

Khalid elaborated on the statement he had made on Sunday about a VIP the police were looking for to help into investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, on Feb 13.

He said the person is a North Korean but declined to name the VIP.

"All the suspects in the case are foreigners – an Indonesian, a Vietnamese girl and the rest North Korean nationals," he said.

- Bernama